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  • Easy troubleshooting steps to resolve PCIE 4.0 connection issues.
  • Step 1: Update BIOS on both Motherboard and GPU
    Update to the newest firmware / BIOS/software for the motherboard and GPU. The newest update can be obtained from the manufacturer's website.

    Step 2: Set BIOS to optimal default
    Overclocking is the main reason for the system to become unstable in Gen 4 setting. Reset BIOS to optimal default may resolve the issue and allow the system to run under Gen 4 without issue.

    Step 3: Try to boot without the riser cable
    Make sure the system can boot properly without the riser cable.

    Step 4: Clean the connector contacts on the riser cable and GPU
    Cleaning the connector contact (Gold Fingers) on both GPU and riser cable with rubbing alcohol to remove possible particle build-up.

    Step 5: Ensure the cable is fully and securely inserted into the socket
    Please make sure the male connector (Gold Fingers) is fully inserted into the motherboard’s PCIe socket. Our riser has a very short pin designed to provide better insertion loss. The pins may not be in full contact with the PCIe socket pins resulting in signal lanes dropping from x16 to x8, or worse at x4 speed. Make sure you choose the right length of cables. Too long or too short may both result in performance loss.

    Step 6: Try a different PCI-e slot (Always choose the PCIe slot closest to the CPU)
    If the motherboard has multiple Gen 4 PCIe slots, try to install the cable on a different slot.

    Step 7: I have done all of the above and I’m still having trouble with the riser cable
    PCI-E specifications do not regulate the use of a riser cable. As a result, Gen 4 motherboards are designed to connect the GPU directly. Hence leave a limited headroom for the use of a riser cable, and the use of a riser cable may fail when the insertion loss is over the limits due to poor components used in motherboards. Not all motherboards and GPUs are manufactured to the same quality, some have higher headroom than the other.

    In these rare cases, the easiest ways to resolve the problem are:
    Exchange another riser cable to try. (If shorter length works, always choose a shorter length) Exchange another motherboard of the same brand. Exchange motherboard for a different brand. (99% of the customers have completely resolved the issue at this point) If none of these works, please get in touch with us directly and provide us with your system information (model/make of MB, CPU, GPU, PC case). We are happy to provide a solution.
  • Easy troubleshooting steps to resolve PCIE 3.0 connection issues
  • Step 1: Update BIOS on both Motherboard and GPU
    Update to the newest firmware / BIOS/software for the motherboard and GPU. The newest update can be obtained from the manufacturer's website.

    Step 2: Set BIOS to optimal default
    Overclocking is the main reason for the system to become unstable in Gen 3 setting. Reset BIOS to optimal Gen 3 or 3.0 may resolve the issue and allow the system to run under Gen 3 without issue.

    Step 3: Try to boot without the riser cable
    Make sure the system can boot properly without the riser cable.

    Step 4: Clean the connector contacts on the riser cable and GPU
    Cleaning the connector contact (Gold Fingers) on both GPU and riser cable with rubbing alcohol to remove possible particle build-up.

    Step 5: Ensure the cable is fully and securely inserted into the socket
    Please make sure the male connector (Gold Fingers) is fully inserted into the motherboard’s PCIe socket. Our riser has a very short pin designed to provide better insertion loss. The pins may not be in full contact with the PCIe socket pins resulting in signal lanes dropping from x16 to x8, or worse at x4 speed. Make sure you choose the right length of cables. Too long or too short may both result in performance loss.

    Step 6: Try a different PCI-e slot (Always choose the PCIe slot closest to the CPU)
    If the motherboard has multiple Gen 3 PCIe slots, try to install the cable on a different slot.

    Step 7: I have done all of the above and I’m still having trouble with the riser cable
    PCI-E specifications do not regulate the use of a riser cable. As a result, Gen 3 motherboards are designed to connect the GPU directly. Hence leave a limited headroom for the use of a riser cable, and the use of a riser cable may fail when the insertion loss is over the limits due to poor components used in motherboards. Not all motherboards and GPUs are manufactured to the same quality, some have higher headroom than the other.

    In these rare cases, the easiest ways to resolve the problem are:
    Exchange another riser cable to try. (If shorter length works, always choose a shorter length)
    Exchange another motherboard of the same brand.
    Exchange motherboard for a different brand. (99% of the customers have completely resolved the issue at this point) If none of these works, please get in touch with us directly and provide us with your system information (model/make of MB, CPU, GPU, PC case). We are happy to provide a solution.
  • PSU Custom Cable length
  • Environment:
    ASROCK Z490 ITX
    EK-Vector Strix RTX 2080
    CORSAIR SF600
    tested on CORSAIR SF600
    SFX Cable
    1 x 24 Pin Cable (300mm)
    1 x 4+4 Pin CPU Cable (400mm)
    2 x 6+2 Pin PCI-e Cable (300mm)
    1 x Dual SATA Power Cable (150mm)

All In One (AIO) Water Cooling Compatibility:

  • How would a 3090 FE perform with a 280 AIO as either intake or exhaust? Will an ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280mm AIO fit in the case if I use an ASUS RTX 3080 Strix?
  • 280 AIO is recommended because it offers similar performance to a 360mm AIO, where 280 AIOs tend to be cheaper than 360 AIOs.

    The biggest AIO tested to fit is the ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280, but it is a very tight fit. Other more common 280 AIOs from NZXT, CORSAIR, and DEEPCOOL will also fit.

    Fans in exhaust or negative pressure setup should yield the best cooling results. This is true for most sandwich layout cases.

    Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280 AIO will fit.
  • Can NZXT 240 or 280 AIO like X53, X63, Z53, Z63. fit into the case?
  • Yes, but only in 3-Slot GPU mode. The pump head on those NZXT AIOs is too tall for 4-Slot GPU mode where there is less space available on the Motherboard + CPU side. However, EKWB, CORSAIR, LIAN LI 240, and 280 AIOs have been tested to work.
  • GPU and AIO Compatibility - ex: How would a 3090 FE perform with a 280 AIO as either intake or exhaust
  • Yes, but only in 3-Slot GPU mode. The pump head on those NZXT AIOs is too tall for 4-Slot GPU mode where there is less space available on the Motherboard + CPU side. However, EKWB, CORSAIR, LIAN LI 240, and 280 AIOs have been tested to work.
  • Will an ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280mm AIO fit in the case if I use an ASUS RTX 3080 Strix?
  • Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280 AIO will fit.

CPU Cooler Compatibility:

  • What is the max CPU cooler height that I can fit into Meshlicious?
  • CPU cooler height up to 73mm is supported in 3-GPU Slot mode. CPU cooler height up to 53mm is supported in 4-GPU Slot mode.
  • Will a 150mm or 165mm tall CPU cooler fit into the Meshlicious?
  • No. In order to be compatible with these types of coolers, the Meshlicious would need to be a lot bigger in both volume and footprint, which defeats the purpose of a small form factor system.

GPU Compatibility:

  • Can I fit 2.5 slot thick GPUs into the Meshlicious?
  • Yes, we recommend 3-Slot GPU mode for 2-Slot or more GPUs.
  • Can I fit 3 slots or more thick GPUs into the Meshlicious?
  • Yes, we recommend 3-Slot GPU mode for 3-Slot *only if the side panel by the GPU is the Mesh Side Panel. Otherwise, we recommend 4-Slot GPU mode for 3-Slot or more GPUs.
  • How does Meshlicious’s 3-Slot GPU mode and 4-Slot GPU mode work?
  • The Motherboard tray for Meshlicious functions as a divider splitting the available space between the Motherboard + CPU side vs. GPU side. 3-Slot GPU mode and 4-Slot GPU mode is basically how much space is allocated to the GPU side. Allocating more space to the GPU side will limit the amount of space left for the Motherboard + CPU side.
  • Monitor does not respond with the PCIE3.0 riser cable connection.
  • The motherboard BIOs for PCIe needs to be set to PCIe 3.0 mode.
  • Can I use the latest NVIDIA RTX 3000, AMD RX5000, or RX6000 series GPUs with the included riser cable?
  • Yes, but the motherboard BIOs for PCIe must be set to PCIe 3.0/4.0 mode, same as the included riser cable.
  • GPU and AIO Compatibility – e.g.: How would a 3090 FE perform with a 280 AIO as either intake or exhaust/Will an ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280mm AIO fit in the case if I use an ASUS RTX 3080 Strix?
  • 280 AIO is recommended because it offers similar performance to a 360mm AIO, where 280 AIOs tend to be cheaper than 360 AIOs. The biggest AIO tested to fit is the ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280, but it is a very tight fit. Other more common 280 AIOs from NZXT, CORSAIR, and DEEPCOOL will also fit. Fans in exhaust or negative pressure setup should yield the best cooling results. This is true for most sandwich layout cases. Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280 AIO will fit.
  • Can I use the latest NVIDIA RTX 3000, AMD RX5000, or RX6000 series GPUs with the included riser cable?
  • Yes, but the motherboard BIOs for PCIe must be set to PCIe 3.0/4.0 mode, same as the included riser cable.

DISPLAYPORT CABLE VS HDMI CABLE:

  • Does Meshlicious come with 90 Degree / Right Angle HDMI or DisplayPort Cable for GPU?
  • Yes, 90 Degree / Right Angle HDMI 1.4 cable comes in the box.90 Degree / Right Angle DisplayPort cable is available in the store.
  • DisplayPort vs HDMI for Included Cable?
  • Low Profile HDMI cable comes in the box, but only necessary if using a GPU 320mm or longer like the MSI Supreme X, Gaming X Trio.
    HDMI is included by default because it’s more versatile. Compared to DisplayPort, HDMI is more common for monitors and television sets, and some motherboards come standard with an HDMI port but no DisplayPort port (ex: MSI B550I Gaming), so HDMI was included. To that end, both angled HDMI and angled DisplayPort should not interfere with other connectors for multiple display configurations. We also have a low-profile angled DisplayPort 1.4 in the works for those in need.

PCIE 3.0/4.0 RISER CABLE:

  • Can I buy a PCI-E 4.0 Cable Riser from other organizations like LIAN LI’s to upgrade my MESHLICIOUS?
  • No, because the LIAN LI PCIe 4.0 Riser has a different female socket and will not work.
  • Easy troubleshooting steps to resolve PCIE 3.0 connection issues
  • Step 1: Update BIOS on both Motherboard and GPU
    Update to the newest firmware / BIOS/software for the motherboard and GPU. The newest update can be obtained from the manufacturer's website.

    Step 2: Set BIOS to optimal default
    Overclocking is the main reason for the system to become unstable in Gen 3 setting. Reset BIOS to optimal Gen 3 or 3.0 may resolve the issue and allow the system to run under Gen 3 without issue.

    Step 3: Try to boot without the riser cable
    Make sure the system can boot properly without the riser cable.

    Step 4: Clean the connector contacts on the riser cable and GPU
    Cleaning the connector contact (Gold Fingers) on both GPU and riser cable with rubbing alcohol to remove possible particle build-up.

    Step 5: Ensure the cable is fully and securely inserted into the socket
    Please make sure the male connector (Gold Fingers) is fully inserted into the motherboard’s PCIe socket. Our riser has a very short pin designed to provide better insertion loss. The pins may not be in full contact with the PCIe socket pins resulting in signal lanes dropping from x16 to x8, or worse at x4 speed. Make sure you choose the right length of cables. Too long or too short may both result in performance loss.

    Step 6: Try a different PCI-e slot (Always choose the PCIe slot closest to the CPU)
    If the motherboard has multiple Gen 3 PCIe slots, try to install the cable on a different slot.

    Step 7: I have done all of the above and I’m still having trouble with the riser cable
    PCI-E specifications do not regulate the use of a riser cable. As a result, Gen 3 motherboards are designed to connect the GPU directly. Hence leave a limited headroom for the use of a riser cable, and the use of a riser cable may fail when the insertion loss is over the limits due to poor components used in motherboards. Not all motherboards and GPUs are manufactured to the same quality, some have higher headroom than the other.

    In these rare cases, the easiest ways to resolve the problem are:
    Exchange another riser cable to try. (If shorter length works, always choose a shorter length)
    Exchange another motherboard of the same brand.
    Exchange motherboard for a different brand. (99% of the customers have completely resolved the issue at this point) If none of these works, please get in touch with us directly and provide us with your system information (model/make of MB, CPU, GPU, PC case). We are happy to provide a solution.
  • Easy troubleshooting steps to resolve PCIE 4.0 connection issues
  • Step 1: Update BIOS on both Motherboard and GPU
    Update to the newest firmware / BIOS/software for the motherboard and GPU. The newest update can be obtained from the manufacturer's website.

    Step 2: Set BIOS to optimal default
    Overclocking is the main reason for the system to become unstable in Gen 4 setting. Reset BIOS to optimal default may resolve the issue and allow the system to run under Gen 4 without issue.

    Step 3: Try to boot without the riser cable
    Make sure the system can boot properly without the riser cable.

    Step 4: Clean the connector contacts on the riser cable and GPU
    Cleaning the connector contact (Gold Fingers) on both GPU and riser cable with rubbing alcohol to remove possible particle build-up.

    Step 5: Ensure the cable is fully and securely inserted into the socket
    Please make sure the male connector (Gold Fingers) is fully inserted into the motherboard’s PCIe socket. Our riser has a very short pin designed to provide better insertion loss. The pins may not be in full contact with the PCIe socket pins resulting in signal lanes dropping from x16 to x8, or worse at x4 speed. Make sure you choose the right length of cables. Too long or too short may both result in performance loss.

    Step 6: Try a different PCI-e slot (Always choose the PCIe slot closest to the CPU)
    If the motherboard has multiple Gen 4 PCIe slots, try to install the cable on a different slot.

    Step 7: I have done all of the above and I’m still having trouble with the riser cable
    PCI-E specifications do not regulate the use of a riser cable. As a result, Gen 4 motherboards are designed to connect the GPU directly. Hence leave a limited headroom for the use of a riser cable, and the use of a riser cable may fail when the insertion loss is over the limits due to poor components used in motherboards. Not all motherboards and GPUs are manufactured to the same quality, some have higher headroom than the other.

    In these rare cases, the easiest ways to resolve the problem are: Exchange another riser cable to try. (If shorter length works, always choose a shorter length) Exchange another motherboard of the same brand. Exchange motherboard for a different brand. (99% of the customers have completely resolved the issue at this point) If none of these works, please get in touch with us directly and provide us with your system information (model/make of MB, CPU, GPU, PC case). We are happy to provide a solution.

Motherboard Compatibility:

  • Can I put Mini-DTX like the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Impact motherboard into the Meshlicious?
  • Yes, but it will require a PCIe Riser at least 20cm or longer.

Hard Drive Compatibility:

  • How many 2.5” drives can I put inside the case?
  • Up to six 2.5” drives can fit inside the case if paired with the horizontal GPU (see instruction manual for more details ). Up to three 2.5" drives can fit inside the case if paired with the vertical GPU (see instruction manual for more details).
  • How many 3.5” drives can I put inside the case?
  • Up to two 3.5” drives can fit inside the case if paired with horizontal GPU (see instruction manual for more details).

Power Supply Unit Compatibility:

  • Can I use a standard ATX power supply in the Meshlicious?
  • Yes, ATX Power Supply up to 160mm is supported.
  • Can I use standard SFX and SFX-L power supply in the Meshlicious?
  • Yes, SFX Power supply and SFX-L power supply are both supported.
  • Want to know the recommendation of Custom Line of ATX, SFX...size.
  • Environment: ASROCK Z490 ITX
    EK-Vector Strix RTX 2080
    CORSAIR SF600
    tested on CORSAIR SF600
    SFX Cable
    1 x 24 Pin Cable (300mm)
    1 x 4+4 Pin CPU Cable (400mm)
    2 x 6+2 Pin PCI-e Cable (300mm)
    1 x Dual SATA Power Cable (150mm)

Front I/O Module:

  • TYPE-C PORT NOT RESPOND ISSUE
  • Update to the newest BIOS for the motherboard. The newest update can be obtained from the manufacturer's website.
  • Difficulties with plugging Type-C cable into motherboard USB 3.2/3.1 gen2 hub
  • Motherboard USB 3.2/3.1 gen2 hubs are usually error-proof designed. If customers face difficulties plugging in the cables, please swap the orientation 180 degree. Customer using Asus motherboard such as b550i, b660i, z590i, and z690i may find arrow sign on the hub, which is not matching with Meshlicious type-c cable if the arrow face at the same side, please change orientation as well.
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